Next stop in our visit to Islay, just after the great experience we had at Laphroaig Distillery, was the Diageo owned Lagavulin Distillery. We had some great expectations of marketing, high pressure sales, etc. We were disappointed in this regard, but enchanted by the peace, calm and quiet at Lagavulin.
Luckily it was a sunny and windy day so I got this photo:
There was some showing off just in the reception hall, with a single malt bottle older than I was:
Just a quick reminder of the funny spelling of everything in Islay (and of the history of the name):
As I said above, the atmosphere at Lagavulin is much more quiet and recluse than what we had expected. It was a very relaxing tasting, accompanied by a photo history book of Islay. It is absolutely unbelievable how well the place has been kept over the past hundred years…
This is where one can relax and sip a few drams:
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